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Community Medical Center Hosts a Neurology Update


Experts explain epilepsy and other seizure disorders, plus sleep and brain health

at free May 29 event

TOMS RIVER, NJ (April 29, 2014) – Community Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, is hosting a free community program to provide a neurology update on epilepsy and other seizure disorders and the importance of sleep for brain health on Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, located at 815 Route 37 West in Toms River.

One in 26 people will develop epilepsy during his or her lifetime, and the incidence of this disorder is higher in young children and older adults. Individuals with sleep insufficiency are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression and obesity, as well as from cancer and reduced quality of life.

During the program, board-certified neurologist Amor Mehta, MD, medical director and epileptologist for the Level 3 Epilepsy Center at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center, will provide an update on the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and other seizure disorders in children and adults, including the use of video EEG monitoring in accurately diagnosing these conditions. Community Medical Center's Epilepsy Center is the only designated Level 3 center of its kind in the region providing care for children, adolescents and adults.

The Neurology Update will also include a presentation by Gerald Ferencz, MD, medical director of the Center for Sleep Disorders and Primary Stroke Center at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center. Board certified in neurology and sleep medicine, Dr. Ferencz will discuss the importance of sleep in maintaining good brain health.

In addition, Donna Cetroni, RNC, AHN-BC, MA, a holistic nurse at Community Medical Center, will explain the role stress plays in people's lives and how to restore health and strive for balance.

A light dinner will be served. A portion of this program is funded by the Community Medical Center Foundation. Pre-registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.

The Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center brings together a highly skilled interdisciplinary group of specialists to provide the highest quality advanced care to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the brain, the spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system. The Neuroscience Institute combines the extensive medical experience and state-of-the-art technology to treat epilepsy, stroke, brain and spinal cord diseases and tumors, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, sleep disorders and movement and neuromuscular disorders.

For more information on the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center, please call 1.888.724.7123 or visit


Jean Flaherty


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